I did a crop circle post a while back and mentioned that balls of light had been seen around crop circles - and even caught on video. It's curious to me...what could they be? Why are they there? Are all the stories lies and all the video clips faked?
It's kind of become almost a cliche for a crop circle researcher or enthusiast to start the conversation about it with a little disclaimer about most crop circles (usually 90 or 95%) being hoaxes. That's probably pretty accurate, especially when you consider that the majority of them appear in England. But as I mentioned in my previous posting on the topic, some crop circles display some mysterious properties. Why are EM fields detected around some of them? Why do some them have evidence of microwave radiation?
I don't know that these properties are necessarily evidence of being something other than man-made. However, if they are mad-made, they are obviously using more than just boards and rope. Another question would be, why are they making these designs? How do they come up with and decide what designs to use? And what tools are they using to make them that leave microwave radiation?
And what's the deal with these little balls of light people report seeing? Should we be trying to figure out what the crop circle means, or trying to figure out what the balls of light are? Or both?
Here's a crop circle documentary that describes some of the more mysterious aspects of the phenomena and has some film clips of the balls of light. It's 50 minutes long.
Whatever you think they are, keep in mind that just because something can be hoaxed, doesn't mean it's always hoaxed.